Truer Crime

By Celisia Stanton

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RavenLocke
 Aug 24, 2021
Excellent! Great Delivery!

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Do you ever listen to a true crime podcast and think “that’s not quite right…?” Same. Crime stories are hard to ignore and even harder to forget. But the thing is... they’re stories. And getting a story right is all about how you tell it. Truer Crime talks about real people — murdered, missing, misled — with more nuance, more context, and more questions. Hosted by Celisia Stanton.

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*BONUS* Womanhood + True Crime w/ Olivia Gatwood
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In 2017, Olivia Gatwood picked up a new hobby: listening to true crime podcasts. Living in a first floor Boston apartment at the time, Olivia was quickly consumed by a new fear: a man breaking into her apartment and murdering her in her sleep. In order to work through this fear, Olivia wrote about it in what would eventually become her poetry collection “Life of the Party.”

A conversation between Olivia and Celisia, today’s episode explores how warranted fear can become harmful paranoia, why so many women are obsessed with true crime, and what ‘justice’ looks like in a society obsessed with punishment.

You can find Olivia on Instagram @oliviagatwood

Check out Olivia's books Life of the Party and New American Best Friend.

For more audio extras like this one, join us on Patreon (patreon.com/truercrimepod)

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod

Oct 12, 2021
Ep. 10: Joan Little Pt. 2
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At just 21 years old, Joan Little finds herself on trial for murder and facing the death penalty. But still, thousands of people around the country insist that Joan’s actions were justified. When her case sparks nationwide protests and a wave of financial support, eyes around the world are suddenly all on Joan. Picking up where part 1 left off, today’s episode explores what happens when someone suddenly and unwittingly becomes the face of a movement.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/joan-little-pt-2/ 

Love Truer Crime and want to support our work? Join us on Patreon (patreon.com/truercrimepod)

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod

Jul 13, 2021
Ep. 09: My Story
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Last week I sat in a courtroom, a government building not so different from the ones we often mention on Truer Crime. So this week I decided to do something different: In today’s episode, I’m both crime storyteller and crime victim. This is the story of how a man I trusted stole my entire life savings — and what I learned along the way.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/my-story/ 

Love Truer Crime and want to support our work? Join us on Patreon (patreon.com/truercrimepod)

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod

Jul 06, 2021
Ep. 08: Joan Little Pt. 1
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In the early hours of August 27th, 1974, the security camera at North Carolina’s Beaufort County Jail was inexplicably not working. So when the night jailer, Clarence Alligood is found dead in 20-year-old Joan Little’s cell — everyone is left with a slew of unanswered questions. Why was Clarence Alligood in Joan Little’s cell? What had led to his murder? And where was Joan Little?

Today’s episode explores a case that was too big and important to fit into one episode. The story continues with part 2 next Tuesday (July 6th).

Today’s episode contains references to sexual assault. Please take care while listening.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/joan-little-pt-1/ 

Love Truer Crime and want to support our work? Join us on Patreon (patreon.com/truercrimepod)

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod

Jun 29, 2021
Ep. 07: Michael Johnson / Tiger Mandingo
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In the winter of 2013, Dylan King-Lemons went to the doctor with stomach pains. His diagnosis? HIV. A few months later, one of his former sexual partners, Michael Johnson, is arrested. But why? Today’s episode explores identity, crime, and our societal obsession with punishment.

Please be aware that today’s episode contains references to anti-Black racism, homophobia, and incarceration.

*Correction: In the episode we mentioned St. Charles, Missouri has a Black population of less than 2%. This was an error. The most recent U.S. Census data shows that St. Charles County, Missouri has Black or African American population of 5.3%.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/michael-johnson/

Love Truer Crime and want to support our work? Join us on Patreon (patreon.com/truercrimepod)

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod

Jun 22, 2021
Ep. 06: The Tulsa Race Massacre
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In 1921, an act of terrorism would turn a once thriving Black community to ash and rubble overnight. It was an event so horrific that many historians now call it the single worst incident of racist violence in U.S. history. But what led up to that fateful day? And why were folks so intent to forget it ever happened? Today’s episode explores the importance of history and the ways violence can stretch — touching us all even a century later. 

Please be aware that today’s episode discusses anti-Black racist violence, murder, and sexual assault. 

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/tulsa-race-massacre/ 

Love Truer Crime and want to support our work? Join us on Patreon

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook 

Jun 15, 2021
Ep. 05: Relisha Rudd
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No one had seen 8-year-old Relisha Rudd for weeks before she was finally reported missing in March of 2014. So where was she? Why did it take so long for anyone to notice? And who was to blame? Today’s episode explores what can happen when the systems built to protect families just — *don’t*. 

Please be aware that today’s story contains references to suicide, gun violence, child abuse, and housing insecurity.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/relisha-rudd/ 

Love Truer Crime and want to support our work? Join us on Patreon! Patreon.com/truercrimepod 

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's a great way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod.

Jun 08, 2021
Ep. 04: Josiah Sutton
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At just 16 years old, Josiah Sutton is accused and convicted of a heinous crime he swears he didn’t commit. Only problem? Investigators have DNA evidence which links him directly to the crime. Today’s episode explores forensic science, the effects of imprisonment, and the bond between a mother and her son. Today’s story contains references to sexual assault, incarceration, and very briefly, suicidal ideation. 

Please take care while listening. A special thank you to Josiah’s mom, Carol Batie for talking with us for this episode. 

You can listen to our full, unedited interview with Ms. Batie on our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truercrimepod

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the show notes of today's episode, https://truercrimepodcast.com/josiah-sutton/

If you like Truer Crime, leave us a review! It's the best way to support our work and helps other people find us! Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @truercrimepod.

Jun 01, 2021
Ep. 03: Jonestown
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In November of 1978, 918 Americans died in the middle of the Guyanese jungle. It would be “the largest single incident of civilian death in American history” until September 11th, 2001. But who were these people? How did they really die? And why were they in South America to begin with? It’s a story you may have heard before — but maybe never quite like this. 

Today's story contains references to suicide and mass death. Please take care while listening. 

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the episode's show notes, https://truercrimepodcast.com/jonestown/.

If you liked today's episode, leave us a review! It's the best way to support our work and helps other people find Truer Crime.

Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

May 25, 2021
Ep. 01: Darlie Routier
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At 2:30am in June of 1996, Darlie Routier placed a frantic call to 911. A rough story starts to emerge: an intruder broke into the Routier home, attacked Darlie and her two sons Damon and Devon, and then fled into the night.. Almost immediately, cops have only one suspect. But the Routier family? They know that investigators have it all wrong. Today’s story is an  episode that examines what it really means to be innocent until proven guilty.

Today's episode contains references to violence against children, depression, suicidal ideation, and incarceration. Please take care while listening.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the episode's show notes, https://truercrimepodcast.com/darlie-routier/.

If you liked today's episode, leave us a review! It's the best way to support our work and helps other people find Truer Crime.

Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

May 18, 2021
Ep. 02: The Botched Investigation of Samuel Little
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Prior to his death in 2020, Samuel Little confessed to 93 different murders between the years of 1970 and 2005. And over 50 of them have been confirmed by investigators. It makes Little the most prolific serial killer in US history. So why then, have you never heard of him? Today’s episode explores who is looked for, who is seen, and who is forgotten.

Today's episode contains references to sexual assault, opioid addiction, and physical abuse. Please take care while listening.

A full list of sources, resources mentioned, and photos related to the case are available in the episode's show notes, https://truercrimepodcast.com/samuel-little/.

If you liked today's episode, leave us a review! It's the best way to support our work and help other people find Truer Crime.

Keep up with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

May 18, 2021
Trailer
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Do you ever listen to a true crime podcast and think “that’s not quite right…?” Same. Crime stories are hard to ignore and even harder to forget. But the thing is... they’re stories. And getting a story right is all about how you tell it. Truer Crime talks about real people — murdered, missing, misled — with more nuance, more context, and more questions. Hosted by Celisia Stanton. Starting Tuesday, May 18th.


You can see more of Rachel Monroe's work and find links to buy your own copy of "Savage Appetites" at http://www.rachel-monroe.com/ 

May 02, 2021